This Fall, The Comedy Network Amps Up its Slate of Original, Late-Night, and Exclusive Series ### Original Series THE BEAVERTON and JFL: ALL ACCESS Return with All New Episodes
— September 19, 2017
– THE OPPOSITION WITH JORDAN KLEPPER premieres Sept. 25 –
– Comedy locks in the laughs on weekdays with back-to-back episodes of iconic series FRIENDS, SEINFELD, and more –
TORONTO (September 19, 2017)- This fall, Comedy delivers a line-up of no-holds barred comedy, anchored by the return of its original, Canadian Screen Award-nominated weekly satirical series, THE BEAVERTON, on Wednesday Nov. 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, with hosts Emma Hunter and Miguel Rivas. Also debuting this fall is Season 5 of Comedy’s original stand-up series JFL: ALL ACCESS, on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Featuring an all-star line-up including the late, great, Carrie Fisher, JFL: ALL ACCESS anchors Saturday night’s premium stand-up line-up.
New and exclusive to Comedy, THE OPPOSITION WITH JORDAN KLEPPER premieres Monday, Sept. 25 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. Making a name for himself as a correspondent on THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVER NOAH, Klepper has emerged from The Best F#@king News Team, to become a F#@king Awesome Host. Beginning Thursday, Sept. 28 at midnight, THE PRESIDENT SHOW returns exclusively to Comedy with new episodes taking aim at the current American president.
Acclaimed and fan-favourite comedies returning exclusively to Comedy are PEOPLE OF EARTH starring Wyatt Cenac, with Season 2 premiering tonight at 10 p.m. ET/PT, followed by Season 2 of the THEJIM JEFFERIES SHOW, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. Since its premiere in June, this increasingly popular late-night series has more than doubled its audience, peaking at more than 200,000 viewers with Episode 8.
The hottest stand-up specials continue to anchor Comedy’s Saturday nights. Network premieres this fall include ALONZO BODDEN – HISTORICALLY INCORRECT on Sept. 16 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT; DEON COLE - COLE-BLOODED SEMINAR on Sept. 30 at 11 p.m. ET/PT and AMY SCHUMER PRESENTS MARK NORMAND – DON’T BE YOURSELF on Oct. 7 at 11 p.m. ET/PT. Other stand-up premieres include COMEDY CENTRAL’S COLOSSAL CLUSTERFEST premiering Sept. 23 at 11 p.m. ET/PT and JOE DEROSA - YOU LET ME DOWN, Oct. 14 at 11 p.m. ET/PT.
Last, but not least, every week day from 7 to 9 p.m. ET/PT, Comedy stacks up the laughs with its premium slate of binge-worthy iconic series with addition of FRIENDS on Tuesdays; SEINFELD on Wednesdays; THE GOLDBERGS on Thursdays; and FRESH OFF THE BOAT on Fridays.
Below are the Comedy Network’s fall highlights.
ALONZO BODDEN – HISTORICALLY INCORRECT – Saturday, Sept. 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT – Special Premiere
Alonzo Bodden (CALIFORNICATION) takes the stage in a stand-up act outlining historical inaccuracies from the both the past and present.
PEOPLE OF EARTH – Tuesday, Sept. 19 – Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT – Season 2 Premiere
PEOPLE OF EARTH stars Wyatt Cenac as a reporter investigating a group of alien abductees – they prefer to be called "experiencers" – living in the small town of Beaccon, New York, only to find himself becoming a member of the group.
THE JIM JEFFRIES SHOW – Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – Season 1B Premiere
Jim Jefferies is back to put a twist on politics on his late-night show.
COMEDY CENTRAL’S COLOSSAL CLUSTERFEST – Saturday, Sept. 23 at 11 p.m. ET/PT – Special Premiere
An exclusive look at San Francisco’s Colossal Clusterfest, bringing together the perfect mix of comedy and music.
THE OPPOSITION WITH JORDAN KLEPPER – Monday, Sept. 25 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT – Series Premiere Former THE DAILY SHOW correspondent Jordan Klepper takes on hosting duties in the debut of his satirical late-night talk series.
THE PRESIDENT SHOW – Thursday, Sept. 28 at 12 a.m. ET/PT – Season 1B Premiere
The president solves his problem with the media by delivering news directly to the public with his own show.
THE BIG BANG THEORY – Friday, Sept. 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT – Season 11 Premiere
Television’s most lovable nerds return with more scientific banter in the Season 11 premiere.
JFL: ALL ACCESS – Saturday, Sept. 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT – Season 5 Premiere
Non-stop laughs to come from Season 5 of the exclusive stand-up series that features the biggest names from around the world including Carrie Fisher, Russell Peters, and David Cross.
DEON COLE – COLE-BLOODED SEMINAR – Saturday, Sept. 30 at 11 p.m. ET/PT – Special Premiere
Comedian Dean Cole headlines his first hour-long comedy special covering all things from white neighborhoods to the many uses of plastic bags.
AMY SCHUMER PRESENTS MARK NORMAND – DON’T BE YOURSELF – Saturday, Oct. 7 at 11 p.m. ET/PT – Special Premiere
Mark Normand’s stand-up special covering modern manliness and introverts presented by Amy Schumer.
JOE DEROSA – YOU LET ME DOWN – Saturday, Oct. 14 at 11 p.m. ET/PT – Special Premiere
Social media and dating serial killers are just a few of the topics that infuriate Joe DeRosa in his stand-up performance.
COMEDY CENTRAL STAND UP PRESENTS – Saturday, Oct. 21 at 11 p.m. ET/PT – Series Premiere
Featuring the best up and coming stand-up comedians.
THE BEAVERTON – Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT – Season 2 Premiere
Canada’s news satire series returns with all-new episodes with the Season 2 premiere.
About The Comedy Network Canada’s first specialty comedy service, The Comedy Network airs comedy of all kinds, 24-hours-a-day, across multiple platforms, including a revolutionary broadband service at thecomedynetwork.ca. Launched in October 1997, Comedy broadcasts, uncut and uncensored, an eclectic mix of scripted, stand-up, sketch, improv, and animated comedy – as well as topical comedy talk shows, game shows and classic situation comedies. Offering an unrivalled slate of original Canadian programming, Comedy reinvests nearly 50 per cent of its revenues into home-grown productions. Comedy is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company, and is available in nearly six million households across the country.